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Lesson June 16

Posted by on Tuesday, June 16, 2020,
10:00 Toddlers

Good Morning friends! Ms. Annie and Ms, Erika were happy to see our friends today! They saw some big smiles from their students. Ms. Erika and Ms. Annie’s lesson today was the Rainforest. Ms. Erika had a rainforest background and her dog agreed that it was nice to see the rainforest. 

Ms. Annie read the book, No More Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Make sure we don’t jump on the bed or mommy will call the doctor. 

Next, Ms. Erika shared with the children the layers of the rainfore...
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Lesson June 9

Posted by on Tuesday, June 9, 2020,
10:00 Toddler Class

Ms. Erika and Ms. Annie are happy to see everyone this morning! Ms. Annie started with a dinosaur story, How do Dinosaurs Go To School by Jane Yolen. 

Next, Ms. Erika talked about several dinosaurs like the stegosaurus and T-rex. Also in your pack are dinosaur footprint cutouts. This is a lacing exercise, and the fun part is that you can wear these and stomp around the house like a dinosaur. Have fun today, but don't scare mom and dad! 


10:30

Hi Friends! Ms. Jen was happy to s...
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Lesson June 4

Posted by on Thursday, June 4, 2020,
10:00 Toddler Class

Good Morning! We are happy to see everyone today! Ms. Annie and Ms. Erika have special lessons today. Ms. Annie sang the good morning song, and Ms. Erika told a dinosaur counting story, Five Enormous Dinosaurs. Next, Ms. Annie showed them some fossilized artifacts and mammoth hair. The children were amazed how big the a size of the tooth was. 

In our activity kit this month, we have a dinosaur egg. Parents soaked the egg in advance to soften it. Toddlers dug and dug to disco...
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Lesson June 2

Posted by on Tuesday, June 2, 2020,
10:00 Toddler Class

Good morning friends! Today is a new week of fun lessons about dinosaurs! We will be learning some fun dinosaurs names, stories, and activities. Ms. Annie started with introducing us to the dinosaur museum. The Natural History Museum has many exhibitions and one of them is the Dinosaur Hall. Here you will find some dinosaur fossils and other artifacts. Click here to see a virtual tour. 

Next, Ms. Annie introduced the children to the different dinosaurs, such as the Tyrannosa...
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Lesson May 28

Posted by on Thursday, May 28, 2020,
10:00 Toddler Class

We're happy to see everyone! Ms. Erika started class with a visit to the zoo. She played a felt story song about zoo animals. The children were able to name the animals and their sounds. Can you make animal sounds? What sound does a seal make? How about a snake? What sound does a lion make? What other animal sounds do you know? 

Ms. Annie showed us a matching work and listening to the first sounds of the zoo animals. She made some letter cards to match with the animals. You ...
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Craft Time May 27

Posted by on Wednesday, May 27, 2020,
10:00 Toddler
Here are the projects Ms. Annie made today with the toddlers. 


To make the giraffe, you will need a toilet paper roll or a paper towel roll. Draw the face on the construction paper and glue it to the roll. Cut little squares and have your toddler glue on the giraffe's body. 


We emailed the printout to this project to our parents. 





10:30 Preschool
 Today's project with Ms. Cresca is a ladybug windsock. Here are the steps

You can find the materials printout in this page.

STEPS:
1. Paint t...
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Lesson May 25

Posted by on Tuesday, May 26, 2020,
10:00 Toddler Class

Good Morning! Ms. Annie and Ms. Erika are happy to see everyone! Ms. Erika started with the story and song, Old McDonald. Our friends joined Ms. Erika as she sang the song of the animal sounds.

Ms. Annie showed our friends the farm she made out of a sheet pan, farm animals, small containers to for a pond and a feeding station for the cows. You can add hay, rocks, and dirt. You can make this at home for your child to explore and play with. The children named the animals and ...
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Lesson May 22

Posted by on Friday, May 22, 2020,
10: 00 Music Time with Mr. Taylor

It's a wonderful day for Music this Friday! Mr.Taylor had some fun songs for us! He played the Good Morning song, Brown Bear Brown Bear, Shake Our Wiggles Out, Brush Your Teeth, and some other fun songs. Today, Mr. Taylor showed a new instrument - the Jaw Harp. This is instrument is called the jaw harp because you play it using your mouth. It makes a reverberating sound similar to a didgeridoo. To listen to the sound, click here. Join us again next week for so...
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Lesson May 21

Posted by on Thursday, May 21, 2020,
10:00 Toddler Class

Good Morning Friends! We had a fun morning lesson with Ms.Annie and Ms. Erika. To start the morning, Ms. Erika did the calendar. Next, Ms. Annie did a felt story book with transportation. She counted rocket ships, boats, cars, trains, and airplanes. After Ms. Annie, Ms. Erika had some fun counting activities. The first one was counting clouds with air transportation, rock counting with a dump truck, and counting trains. The children loved counting their numbers and quantiti...
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Lesson May 20

Posted by on Wednesday, May 20, 2020,
10:00 Toddler Class

We are happy to see everyone! Ms. Erika had planned several art projects today for our little ones. First, Ms. Erika made a hot air balloon using paper plates, some paint and stickers. If you don't have paper plates, you can cut a circle. Dab a few dots of paint on your circle; and after it dries, add you stickers. Add a rectangular piece of paper conencted by two strips of paper to make the basket. 

The next one is paper cars. You can use a toilet paper roll or just roll up...
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Lesson May 12

Posted by Cyndi Wojciechowski on Tuesday, May 12, 2020,
10:00 Toddler Class

Happy Tuesday to all! Our toddler teachers were happy to see everyone this morning! This week’s topic is transportation. Ms. Erika showed our friends the different kinds of transportations. She sorted the kinds transportation that go on land, water, and air in a sensory box. You can make the box at home too. 


After Ms. Erika showed how to make the sensory box, Ms. Annie read us the story, The Wheels on the Race Cars. 


10:30 Primary Class

We’re happy to see our friends toda...
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Lesson May 7

Posted by on Thursday, May 7, 2020,
10:00 Toddler Class

Good morning friends! Ms. Annie started with the song, The More We Get Together. It was nice to see everyone today. Seems like some of our friends brought some of their stuff toys/ babies for circle. 

Ms. Erika did a felt story about mommies and their babies. Make sure to give mom a big hug and greet them on Sunday for Mother’s Day! 

Ms. Annie showed a number matching presentation using old Easter Eggs. She matched the quantities to the number symbol. It was fun counting 1-...
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Craft Time! May 6

Posted by Cyndi Wojciechowski on Wednesday, May 6, 2020,
10:00 Toddler Class 

Good morning friends! For today’s art, we are going to make something special using our fingerprints. Ms. Erika demonstrated using painting our fingers using markers and making a fingerprint around the circle. You can use paint or other materials for coloring. 

After all the fingerprints are around the circle, you made a flower! Now save this because we are sending something this Friday that’s something special. So hold on to those flowers, and join us on Friday during ...
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Lesson May 5

Posted by on Tuesday, May 5, 2020,
10:00 Toddler Class

Good morning everyone! We were happy to see everyone today! Ms. Annie started with today’s greeting. Ms. Erika talked about shapes and what we could do when we combine all those shapes. She had circles, ovals, squares, triangles, and rectangles! In the end, she made a butterfly! How fun! Make some shape cutouts and see if you can put shapes together and make something! 

Ms. Annie did a number lesson today. You can make these fun activities with your child. First is the spr...
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Music Time with Mr. Taylor May 1

Posted by on Friday, May 1, 2020,
10:00 Toddler and Primary Music Time

Aloha! It’s Friday, the first of May! We had a fun time in music class. We had a few friends who brought their own musical instruments; we had a harmonica, maracas, and ukuleles. We had some friends who joined in singing some songs. Some g helped Mr. Taylor leading the group in singing. At the end of our class, we sang our Aloha Oe/Lava song. Hope you enjoyed today's class. Join us again next week! 



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Craft Time! April 29

Posted by on Wednesday, April 29, 2020,
10:00 Toddler Class

Today, Ms Annie has a great craft for us. We are making a school of fish. But our fish will be a fish family. This a family activity that will require an adult to construct and the entire family to play with to make a school of fish. In our calendar, we have a short video showing why fish have to swim in groups. A group of fish is called a “school”.  Fish swim in schools to protect them from predators, to make finding food easier, and to allow them to breed. The saying ...
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Lesson April 28

Posted by on Tuesday, April 28, 2020,
10:00 Toddler Class

Happy Tuesday to all! It’s April 28. We are almost at the end of the month! It was nice to see everyone today! Ms. Annie started with the Good Morning song! Our friends followed her sign language! 

Ms. Erika started with a story this morning. She read We’re Going on a Lion Hunt by Joe Mathieu. The children had a fun time gesturing the actions in the story. 

Ms. Annie started with a numbers lesson. She counted 1-10 with the little ones. Then, she sang the numbers song and ...
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Spanish Time!

Posted by on Friday, April 24, 2020,
10:30 and 11:00 Spanish Time with Ms. Adriana! (Primary Class and Kindergarten Class)

Hola Todos! Como Estan! Buenos Dias! Ms. Adriana started with the good morning song and some stretches today. Did you know last Thursday was Earth Day, Dia del Planeta! Ms. Adriana showed us a slide show about our Earth and read The Earth Book by Todd Parr. The Earth is the planet we live in. In order to protect it, there are things we can do to help our Earth. She asked the children what we can do to help ta...
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Music Time with Mr. Taylor!

Posted by on Friday, April 24, 2020,
10:00 Music Time Primary Class

It’s Friday, and it’s Music Time here at MCDC At-Home! Mr. Taylor is ready to sing and play some fun songs with our little ones. We sang our good morning song, Here Comes the Sun, Twinkle Twinkle; and with the help of some friends, they led the group singing, Itsy Bitsy Spider and ABC.

Mr. Taylor brought new instruments to class today. He showed the tambourine and . Our students had shakers and their instruments with them to play along. 

Mr. Taylor played a bun...
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Lesson April 23

Posted by on Thursday, April 23, 2020,
10:00 Toddler Class

Good Morning everyone! We were happy to see everyone today! Ms. Annie played peek-a-boo with the children. Ms. Erika sang the song, The More We Get Together”. Then, Ms. Annie read Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney. 

Ms. Erika reviewed the emotions sign language with the children. Next, she showed them the emotions matching cards. You can make your own matching cards at home by printing out the emotions printout and placing the cards in a box. Matching work is a great...
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Craft Time April 22

Posted by on Wednesday, April 22, 2020,
10:00 Toddler Class

Happy Earth Day! We have a wonderful art project today to celebrate Earth Day! We are making a tree using recycled materials and materials from our nature walk. 

OUR GIVING TREE

MATERIALS:
Cardboard
Leaves
Flowers
Glue
Scissors and paper


STEPS:
To draw the branches, trace your child’s hand on a piece of cardboard. (cereal box, old folders, back of notepads, or any thick card stock) 
Draw the tree trunk
Cut around your outline. 

Put glue on the branches and glue the leaves and flowers...
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Lesson April 21

Posted by on Tuesday, April 21, 2020,
10:00 Toddler Class

Good Morning everyone! It is our fifth week doing online class! Our toddlers are ready for class this morning. I think we’re getting the hang of distance learning. Ms. Erika sang the “good morning” song, and Ms. Annie did some stretching with the song, “If You’re Happy and You Know It”. 

Ms. Annie started with a counting lesson with 5 Little Hotdogs felt story. That was fun! 





Ms. Erika’s lesson for today was about emotions and how different experiences make us f...
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Elementary Arts and Craft Time

Posted by on Friday, April 17, 2020,
1:00 Arts and Crafts Time with Ms. Mary

Today’s art presentation with Ms. Mary are fun crafts to do for Earth Day which will be on April 22, 2020. She asked the children what are the things they can do to help the earth. The children raised their hands and gave answers like plant a tree, recycle plastic bottles, water plants, plant in the garden, reusing other resources, reduce use by not letting the water run for a long time. Great ideas!

Three things we can remember for Earth Day are REDUC...
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Lessons April 17

Posted by on Friday, April 17, 2020,
10:00 a.m. Music Time with Mr. Taylor

Happy Friday! What a great day to have music time with Mr. Taylor. First of, we have to shake our wiggles out. Our students are shaking and dancing off their wiggles! After the song, Mr. Taylor plays and sings, Here Comes the Sun. Yes, we want those sunny days to come and oh, how we miss running around in our school playground! Mr. Taylor shows our students a rainstick. Click here to make a homemade rain stick or you can easily make an egg shaker from thos...
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Lesson April 16

Posted by on Thursday, April 16, 2020,
Toddler 10:00 Class

Ms. Annie and Ms. Erika were happy to see everyone. The children were in great spirits and ready for circle time today! Ms. Erika started with the calendar, and Ms. Annie followed by singing the dinosaur song with felt pieces. Next, Ms.Annie recited the nursery rhyme, Hey, Diddle, Diddle. If you would like to make your own felt pieces of the story, here’s a link to get the printout for  the Dinosaur Song and Hey Diddle Diddle felt board stories. 

 


Let’s see what Ms. Erik...
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Craft Time April 15

Posted by on Thursday, April 16, 2020,
Toddler Craft Time 10:00 a.m.

Ms. Annie had a really fun craft today. She demonstrated how to make Five Little Ducklings stick puppets. All you needed was a duck illustration or a printout online. Color or paint the ducks, glue them on a construction paper or a sturdy paper, and glue them on popsicle sticks. To create the pond, color or paint the back of a paper plate, pizza cardboard backing, or cardboard, blue. You can also use blue construction paper or felt. Have fun! 








Luke's Five Little Du...

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Lessons April 14

Posted by on Tuesday, April 14, 2020,
10:00 Toddler Class

We had a wonderful class this morning. It was nice to see our toddlers today! This week's lesson was about emotions. Ms. Erika talked about the many different emotions we have. She also taught how to sign them. Here's a video of how to sign different emotions. For today at home, try signing the kinds of emotions. Ms. Erika said to try to sign, happy. 

Ms. Annie had a felt great story time today. She told the story of There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. She said that i...
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Lessons April 10

Posted by on Friday, April 10, 2020,
10:00 Music Time with Mr. Taylor

We had a fun morning with Music Time with Mr. Taylor for our Toddler and Primary students. Recording of the class will be emailed to our families. The children were happy to sing their Good Morning song. Mr. Taylor sang and played, Shake Your Wiggles Out. The children danced and enjoyed shaking their wiggles out! He played on the ukelele, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, and ABC. Next, Baby Shark with the baby shark puppet. He taught the childre...
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Lesson April 9

Posted by on Thursday, April 9, 2020,
Toddler Class: 

Ms. Annie and Ms. Erika were happy to see our all toddler friends this morning! Ms. Annie reviewed the colors the children learned this week and last week, did a color matching work, and a super fun color mixing experiment. Ms. Erika dd a felt story, Brown Bear Brown Bear by Eric Carle. After circle time, the children were able to say hi to everyone! 

Primary Class:

The children were happy to see their teacher, Ms. Monique. She started with the Pledge of Allegiance. This week's l...
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Craft Time!

Posted by on Thursday, April 9, 2020,
April 9

Toddler Teachers, Ms. Annie and Ms. Erika created a cute craft for the toddlers. They asked each family to prepare materials for the Bunny craft. With the help of their parents, the children were able to follow the step by step directions given. The result were adorable bunnies!

In the primary class, Ms. Jen demonstrated three crafts. First was the Bunny Spoon craft, next was the toilet paper roll craft, and lastly the Volcano Egg Coloring, which was a wonderful experiment the children ...
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April 6 Lesson

Posted by on Thursday, April 9, 2020, In : Weekly Lessons 

Today's Lesson with Ms. Jen

Ms. Jen was excited to see everyone this morning! The children sang their good morning song, recited their Pledge of Allegiance, read the calendar, and counted the days in English and Spanish. 

Today's lesson was about fruit. Ms. Jen asked the children what kinds of fruit they have at home. She also asked the children to look at their store-bought fruit and locate the country or US state where their fruit came from.

She also talked about a famous French artist and Pos...


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